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Title:Complete Book of Home Preserving
Alt. Title:Ball® ┬áComplete Book of Home Preserving
Pub. date: April 2006
Edition: 1st
Includes: Book
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Description:This book provides detailed information on canning and preserving methods and safety, and canning equipment. There are over 400 recipes including separate sections for soft spreads, fabulous fruits, salsa, relish & chutney, condiments, pickles, and tomatoes.
Developer: Judy Kingry & Lauren Devine
Length: 448 pages
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments:

This book provides a full description of the process of home canning. It includes step by step instructions and details necessary to preserve food safely. Illustrations and diagrams help review the canning process. For those who just want to jump into canning, the book starts with detailed instructions on preparing five versatile home-canned foods: strawberry jam, mint jelly, salsa, corn relish and dill pickles. From there, it explains that one should be able to move on to more extensive recipes.

The bulk of the book provides more than 400 recipes for canning a variety of fruits and vegetables to make spreads, jams and jellies, relish, chutney, condiments and more. Tips are included for each of the recipes and some of the recipes include variations. An extensive troubleshooting table of problems and prevention/solutions is included for each section. There are several beautiful color photographs of prepared recipes. Nutrition information is not included for the recipes.

The book reviews the equipment necessary for home canning, but most of the recipes are heat-processed in a boiling-water canner. The book explains that many pots can be used as boiling-water canners. Pressure canners, canning jars, and other tools/utensils will be necessary for some recipes. An altitude chart, produce purchase guide, and glossary help make this book a wonderful canning reference.

Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
    NAL Call No.: TX601 .C639 2006
    Go to Request Library Materials
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Robert Rose, Inc.
    Mail: 120 Englington Ave
East Toronto, ON, Canada M4P 1#2
    Order URL:
    Cost: 22.95 per book
    Avail. in Qty: No

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